The appearance of the first fastest engines on the world stage became a real sensation at one time. Today you will not surprise anyone with super speeds. And yet, the auto industry continues to show engineering wonders. Further – the most advanced, fast, rare engines.
Hennessey Twin Turbo V8 Engine
This “monster” was created jointly by Hennessey, Pennzoil and Shell. The incredible Venom F5 hypercar was designed to create the fastest engine ever made, unrivaled.
Impressive 1600 hp, superb aerodynamics (0.33 drag coefficient) and sophisticated engineering allow the hypercar to accelerate to 300 km/h in less than 10 seconds. It surpasses even Formula 1 race cars in this indicator.
The Venom F5 was released in just 24 pieces, making it one of the rarest hypercars. And the Hennesey Twin Turbo V8 engine is considered the most powerful race car on the planet.
Koenigsegg Regera, 5,0 l V8 twin turbocharged
The history of the creation of this engine is no less incredible than itself. Koenigsegg founder Christian von Koenigsegg was impressed by the Tesla Model S P85 +: the electric car has the ability to instantly transfer the required power without turbo lags or downshift. Unfortunately, Koenigsegg realized that fast acceleration and excellent performance with an internal combustion engine simply cannot be combined (even in Formula 1 cars).
But electric motors also have a drawback: they provide excellent acceleration, but they do not allow reaching super speeds. An engineering genius, Koenigsegg came up with an incredible solution – he created a hybrid engine, represented by a combination of an internal combustion engine and 3 electric motors with a power source in the form of a 4.5 kWh battery.
Bugatti Chiron 1479 hp, 4 cylinders W16
Thanks to this engine, renowned French racing car manufacturer Bugatti has managed to create an incredibly powerful hypercar with stunning performance – the Bugatti Chiron. The main “weapon” of this model is a modernized 1479 hp petrol engine. It has been seriously improved in comparison with its predecessor, the equally famous Bugatti Veyron.
At maximum power, the motor is capable of developing a torque of 1600 Nm. The dynamic characteristics of the engine are amazing: from 0 to 100 km/h, it accelerates the car in 2.5 seconds, to 200 – in less than 6.5 seconds.